This episode features a selection of speeches from the Rally to #BringThemHere
in Melbourne. This rally took place in light of the Papua New Guinea’s Supreme
that Manus Island Detention Centre is illegal and Omid, an Iranian refugee, dying
after setting himself alight as an act of political resistance. You can
listen to a full version of all of the speeches from this rally here.
Also covered on the episode is: refugees
actively resisting their own oppression inside detention centres, the
importance of avoiding nationalism in pro-refugee movements – for more on this,
listen to Ezekial Ox’s speech from the Let
Them Stay rally, the limitations of the #LetThemStay campaign (which we
covered on episodes 125 and 126), and a
little bit more on trigger warnings – drawing on an
article by Lindy West – we covered trigger warnings on episode 131.
For more information on this episode and for links to all of the stories and clips from it, go to: http://progressivepodcastaustralia.com/2016/05/02/133/